EVENT: The Pacific Crest Trail: Exploring America's Wilderness Trail--Presentation & Book Signing

Posted by Adventure 16 | 10.01.2016

In The Pacific Crest Trail: Exploring America's Wilderness Trail,  
authors Barney Scout Mann and Mark Larabee spin out the saga of the Pacific Crest Trail, interspersing the story with rarely seen archival photos, maps and stunning contemporary photography. Readers experience the trail as if their feet were striding the path--making their own 2,650-mile journey from the Mexican border to the Canadian border through California, Oregon, and Washington.

Hikers from all over the world are drawn to this trail to experience true American wilderness and to challenge themselves—whether for two miles or two thousand. The only illustrated book officially published with the Pacific Crest Trail Association., it comes with an official trail map folded into an inside pocket.

Publisher Rizzoli International says: "This photo- and information-packed book is an inspirational bucket list for everyone who wants to get out on the trail--from day-hiker to thru-hiker." Proceeds benefit the Pacific Crest Trail Association.

HAPPY HALF-HOUR: 6:30pm, PRESENTATION: 7:00pm                                                                                                                             Sponsored by:

DATE CHANGE: Wednesday, October 26: A16 San Diego Store


In 2007, Scout and his wife Sandy thru-hiked the Pacific Crest Trail. Over five months they walked a continuous line from Mexico to Canada, 2,650 miles. A backpacker for 50 years, Mann was 13 when he went on his first 50-miler, a week-long backpack in the Sierra Nevada. His 35-pound pack and 80-pound body fought to a draw. It rained every day. “I loved it.”  Mann says, "I'm more at home in the outdoors than on a downtown street."

At 63, Mann set out to hike what’s regarded as the nation’s toughest trail. The Continental Divide Trail, 2,700 miles, spans the Rockies from border to border. Mann finished on October 2, 2015, to the best of his knowledge the only one over 60 to thru-hike that year.